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Drift Mine near Hulme's Pit

As of 2009.

A short distance north west of Hulme's Pit there was an unnamed pit in the valley side, which is known to have been working in the mid-19th century. Due to the steepness of the valley side there was an outcrop of coal here that could be worked by means of a drift mine, rather than by a shallow bell pit that required flat land.

There is now no trace of the adit or entrance to this former mine.

Revetment below the site of the drift mine.

It contains drainage holes to allow water from the valley side to drain away.

Drainage sough.

This sough was constructed to drain water away from the mine and it passes below Hulme' Lane. There was once a wrought-iron fence fastened to the coping stones, top right, but this was removed for scrap many years ago.